Schedule WEDDING Uferstraße 23 / KREUZBERG Möckernstraße 68

Try-out classes 9 €. (For full classes, customers with 10x/30x/50x-tickets and Dance Intensive participants have priority). Check in ca. 15 minutes before class.
If you have questions please contact the school office:
Mo - Fr 9:00 -12:00 und Mo - Thu 16:30 - 20:00. Telephone: 030.786 58 61.
No classes during holidays. No classes for kids during school vacations in Berlin and on holidays.
Easter break: 30.3.-6.4.2018

 

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Important info about the dance classes. The class schedule is subject to change.
Kreuzberg
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
from 9:00

Pilates

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The essential Pilates principles are, Breath, Centering, Concentration, Control, Flow, and Precision. Joseph H. Pilates originally called his work "Contrology". it designed to harmonize the Body-Mind-Spirit interactions and the use of the full breathing pattern opens the way for easy access to abdominal muscles and pelvic floor muscles. Begins with warmup exercises to release and align the body. The class is based on the classical Pilates Mat exercises including intermediate exercises. The Pilates props such as small ball, big ball, and Theraband modify and enhance the training. The wide variety of the exercises help to improve body awareness, core strength, balance, control, and flexibility.

- (open)
Kreuzberg 2

Gaga

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Gaga is the movement language developed by Ohad Naharin, the Artistic Director of Batsheva Dance Company. It is a new way of gaining knowledge and self-awareness through your body and provides a framework for discovering and strengthening your body, adding flexibility, stamina, and agility while lightening to the senses and imagination. Teachers guide the participants using a series of evocative instructions that build on top of the other. Rather than copying a particular movement, each participant in the class actively explores these instructions, discovering how he or she can interpret the information and perform the task at hand. The work allows for an experience of freedom and pleasure of movement in a simple way, in a pleasant space, in comfortable clothes, accompanied by music, each person with himself and others.

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Kreuzberg 3

Body-Mind Centering

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Through anatomical pictures, movement, perception and touch we will explore bodystructures and movement. We place our attention into different qualities of tissues and move from there: bones, organs, nervous system, endocrine glands, fluids, muscles, senses and voice. In the journey of developmental movement we explore movement possibilites from one celled animal to being a walking human. We will discover how different patterns overlap and support each other and give a ground for our movement and being today. With finest and deep awareness of different bodytissues, through touch and understanding of antomical relationships in our body we evoke presence, threedimensional full-body being for joyous movement!

- (open)
Kreuzberg 3

Feldenkrais

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The Feldenkrais-Method works with the perception of movement and its patterns and supports the ability to differ between the comfortable and the uncomfortable, between knowing and not knowing, between more or less effort. Furthermore, the learner has the possibility to develop movement alternatives for him or herself. The self image becomes changeable which effects all parts of ones life. It reduces dispensable tensions, improves self awareness and works on the orientation between in- and outside. Pain, deterioration and limitations can be dissolved.

Movement skills can be developed further and a general improvement in managing effort, ease and variety in motion is supported.

- (open)
Kreuzberg 3

Body-Mind Centering

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Through anatomical pictures, movement, perception and touch we will explore bodystructures and movement. We place our attention into different qualities of tissues and move from there: bones, organs, nervous system, endocrine glands, fluids, muscles, senses and voice. In the journey of developmental movement we explore movement possibilites from one celled animal to being a walking human. We will discover how different patterns overlap and support each other and give a ground for our movement and being today. With finest and deep awareness of different bodytissues, through touch and understanding of antomical relationships in our body we evoke presence, threedimensional full-body being for joyous movement!

12.4 +19.4 at 10 am!
- (open)
Kreuzberg 2

Movement Research

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We aim to develop a mobile and flexible body that has the possibility to unfold in many ways. At the same time we will remain attentive to our perception and to the body´s performative potential in each moment.

- (*)
Kreuzberg 3
from 10:00

Gaga

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Gaga is the movement language developed by Ohad Naharin, the Artistic Director of Batsheva Dance Company.  It is a new way of gaining knowledge and self-awareness through your body and provides a framework for discovering and strengthening your body, adding flexibility, stamina, and agility while lightening to the senses and imagination. Teachers guide the participants using a series of evocative instructions that build on top of the other. Rather than copying a particular movement, each participant in the class actively explores these instructions, discovering how he or she can interpret the information and perform the task at hand. The work allows for an experience of freedom and pleasure of movement in a simple way, in a pleasant space, in comfortable clothes, accompanied by music, each person with himself and others.

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Kreuzberg 3
from 11:00

Yoga

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Clear, precise alignment will be combined with the form of vinyasa. In a calm but nourishing, juicy way we will move through asanas in consequencially built sequences. The sensation of the breath will be the foundation for movement; the body will be the point of reference to return to again and again. Sun Salutations, standing and seated poses, backbends, breathing excercises and short meditations will feed the body, soothe the mind and get us ready for welcoming the day.

- (open)
Kreuzberg 3

Gaga

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Gaga is the movement language developed by Ohad Naharin, the Artistic Director of Batsheva Dance Company. It is a new way of gaining knowledge and self-awareness through your body and provides a framework for discovering and strengthening your body, adding flexibility, stamina, and agility while lightening to the senses and imagination. Teachers guide the participants using a series of evocative instructions that build on top of the other. Rather than copying a particular movement, each participant in the class actively explores these instructions, discovering how he or she can interpret the information and perform the task at hand. The work allows for an experience of freedom and pleasure of movement in a simple way, in a pleasant space, in comfortable clothes, accompanied by music, each person with himself and others.

- (open)
Kreuzberg 3
from 15:00

Contemporary Dance for Kids 4years plus

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Kids should enjoy dance and movement throughout their imagination and creativity within this class. With the help of movement-stories, rhythmical and spatial games, dances and small phrases kids learn playfully how diverse the body language of contemporary dance is. We will go on a journey, hear fairytales and stories and get to know the seasons and elements within our bodies. We will morph into fairies, witches, butterflies, dragonflies, giants and princesses. The kids not only learn playfully but get to know themselves within a group. Body awareness, motor activity, musicality and rhythm is learned and built as a base for the future. At the end of each trimester a small showing is done where learned choreographies will be presented.

- (k)
Kreuzberg 2

Contemporary Ballet for Kids 6 years plus

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Description only available in German.

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Kreuzberg 2

Contemporary Dance for children 8 years +

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Playful learing of basic technique and terms in Contemporary Dance:
- Musicality
- Breathing flow while dancing
- Encouragement of creativity through free dance and improvisation
- Project work

Emphasis lays on a gentle and holistic training which supports anatomical understanding that considers the individual body. Through movement and technique we train body consciousness, develope and stabilize body awareness, as well as coordination, musicality, imagination, self-confidence, stamina and most important the joy of dance.

- (k)
Kreuzberg 2
from 16:00

Contemporary

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The "Conscious Body" teaches the dancer to work continuously and precisely with his body. It enlivens the body and works on re-organising different movement patterns in order to reallocate, integrate and strengthen the learnt material as well as activating the full body awareness. Through intensive floor work unnecessary power can be reduced and movement sequences achieve logical consequence. The training empowers the dancer to move in an efficient way and to work consequently, concentrated and continuously with his body. The "Conscious Body" gives room to develop deep familiarity with highly personalized movements as well as to concentrate on her or himself.

- (m)
Kreuzberg 1

Dynamic Expansion

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The dance practice Dynamic Expansion, created by Shannon Cooney dancer, choreographer, teacher and craniosacral practitioner, connects one to the physical phenomenon of their Craniosacral system and then amplifies it via improvisational dance forms. One is introduced to ways to tune into their own Craniosacral Rhythm and then guided into movement. The guided movement/dance improvisations incorporate a range from subtle to powerful. As the class evolves, one’s capacity to remain wholly connected to one’s system while expanding into varied dynamic states of presences, is at the heart of the practice. Dynamic Expanion offers many applications to one’s artistic/creative practice including: a vibrant palette/range of movement qualities, profound experiences in the sensorial field, fine-tuned visual field perception, heightened and subtle states of presence, and an enhanced depth of focus for connecting with oneself and others.

- (open)
Kreuzberg 3

Contemporary for Kids 4 Years +

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Kids should enjoy dance and movement throughout their imagination and creativity within this class. With the help of movement-stories, rhythmical and spatial games, dances and small phrases kids learn playfully how diverse the body language of contemporary dance is. We will go on a journey, hear fairytales and stories and get to know the seasons and elements within our bodies. We will morph into fairies, witches, butterflies, dragonflies, giants and princesses. The kids not only learn playfully but get to know themselves within a group. Body awareness, motor activity, musicality and rhythm is learned and built as a base for the future.

- (k)
Kreuzberg 2

Contemporary

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Contemporary ist eine Weiterentwicklung und Synthese verschiedener Tanztechniken. Modern Dance, Contact Improvisation, Yogaübungen, Developmental Movement, Release Technik und Improvisation sind die Basis für das Erarbeiten individueller Bewegungsablaüfe und Tanzkompositionen. Der Blick nach innen auf die Körperenergie wird mit einem äußeren, von Raum, Rhythmus, Dynamik und Zeit bestimmten Focus verbunden. Durch die Unterstützung des Atems und des Gewichts wird ein bewussteres und leichteres Tanzen ermöglicht. Gleiten durch den Raum, in den Boden fließen, abruptes Stoppen, Umleiten von Bewegungsenergien, Balance und Off-Balance lassen den individuellen Energiefluß in Choreografien erlebbar werden. Musik: verschiedenste Arten von Musik

- (a/m)
Kreuzberg 1

Contemporary

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The "Conscious Body" teaches the dancer to work continuously and precisely with his body. It enlivens the body and works on re-organising different movement patterns in order to reallocate, integrate and strengthen the learnt material as well as activating the full body awareness. Through intensive floor work unnecessary power can be reduced and movement sequences achieve logical consequence. The training empowers the dancer to move in an efficient way and to work consequently, concentrated and continuously with his body. The "Conscious Body" gives room to develop deep familiarity with highly personalized movements as well as to concentrate on her or himself.

- (m)
Kreuzberg 1

Movement Practice

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In this class we work on the basic principle of Klein-Technik™, which is the idea to move from our bones. In a combination of theory and practice we are dealing with deep muscle groups. Throughout our muscles and bones we will try to understand how to create alignment in our bodies, in a mode of integration and “connectedness” which gives more power and efficiency. Klein-Technik™ is a process based work from which people from all levels of movement expierience can learn something. Goal is to move from an individual inner knowledge.

- (open)
Kreuzberg 2
from 17:00

HipHop for Kids 12 years plus

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Streetdance has its roots in the american Ghettos. Its roots come from Breakdance, whose acrobatic elements have been replaced by more easy danceable forms. The quality of movement is close to HipHop: rhythmical, rich of gestures, slapstick and sporty moves are typical. Artists like Prince, Madonna, Christina Aguileira, Pink & P. Diddy and Usher use streetdance for their shows and videos.
- (k)
Kreuzberg 2

Contemporary Ballet for Kids 5 Years +

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Playful learing of basic technique and terms in Ballet:
- Musicality
- Breathing flow while dancing
- Encouragement of creativity through free dance and improvisation
- Project work

Emphasis lays on a gentle and holistic training which supports anatomical understanding that considers the individual body. Through movement and technique we train body consciousness, develope and stabilize body awareness, as well as coordination, musicality, imagination, self-confidence, stamina and most important the joy of dance.

- (k)
Kreuzberg 2
from 18:00

African Dance

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This class invites you to discover different traditional and modern African dance styles and techniques, enabling you to efficiently and securely develop your own personal approach to this art form. The movements are full of elegance but highly energetic and powerful at the same time. We focus on the dynamics of strength and flexibility, on the contact with the floor and the dialogue with the music. The drums support and inspire the dancers who in turn share the beauty and the energy of their movements with the musicians creating a flow that gives joy and strength to everyone involved. The experience of how different forms in African Dance are related to specific energetic responses allows you to expand your vocabulary and develop the self-confidence necessary for improvisation.

- (a/m/!)
Kreuzberg 4

Contact Improvisation

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Gravity, movement dynamics, body contact and trust had been the main elements in the late 60s in the USA from which contactimprovisation was developed. The class will focus on these elements by using, exploring and playing with them. We will practise the basics of contact such as giving and taking weight, playing and risking balance as well as working on orientation in the space. Body awareness and body memory help us to deepen the work. During each class we will find the space for improvisation by free and dynamic play, by changing our partners, by taking on different roles in order to allow new movement vocabulary to arise.

- (a)
Kreuzberg 3

Street Dance

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Streetdance has its roots in the american Ghettos. Its roots come from Breakdance, whose acrobatic elements have been replaced by more easy danceable forms. The quality of movement is close to HipHop: rhythmical, rich of gestures, slapstick and sporty moves are typical. Artists like Prince, Madonna, Christina Aguileira, Pink & P. Diddy and Usher use streetdance for their shows and videos.

- (basic)
Kreuzberg 2

Ballet

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The beginners class focusses on introducing the basic principles of classical ballet. The course starts with clear and simple barre excersises followed by more complexe phrases through the space in which the dynamic and coordination of the body will be trained.

The intermediate advanced class introduces a complex classical barre. The course focusses on the correct accomplishment of the movement, the coordination and its improvement. Followed by longer sequences through the space where the dynamic, the spacial coordination as well as the condition, the movement flow and the stability of the body will be trained.

- (a)
Kreuzberg 1

African Dance

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Dance in Africa is life itself, it is connected to music, rhythm and sound, it is the personal expression of each dancer, it is the communication between movement and music. We explore movements, traditional dances, improvisation with the focus on getting to know quality and source, on finding the own meaning and expression of the movements, on discovering and enjoying the communication between drums and dancer.

- (a/!)
Kreuzberg 4

Vinyasa-Yoga

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Detlev´s class is a juicy blend of flowing yoga asanas, sychronizing breath and movement. This form of Hatha-Yoga culivates strength and flexibility. It aligns the body and is a lively dance of awakening, supported by mindfulness meditation. You will feel safe, because the focus is on alignment. You will get sweaty because the focus is on Vinyasa. And you will develop stability, clarity and openness because the focus is on mindfulness.

- (m)
Kreuzberg 3

Street Dance

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Streetdance has its roots in the american Ghettos. Its roots come from Breakdance, whose acrobatic elements have been replaced by more easy danceable forms. The quality of movement is close to HipHop: rhythmical, rich of gestures, slapstick and sporty moves are typical. Artists like Prince, Madonna, Christina Aguileira, Pink & P. Diddy and Usher use streetdance for their shows and videos.
- (a)
Kreuzberg 2

Contemporary Ballet

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This Ballet Class aims to give the participants an insight into Classical Ballet Technique in a contemporary way. The emphasis lies on placement, in a respectful way of the human body and the specific needs and abilities of each individual. The class consists of slow and thorough barre work, followed by spacious movement exercises, integrated with turns and rhythmical phrasing.

- (a)
Kreuzberg 1

Contemporary

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EPlay Practice is structured in two main directions: technique and work on choreographic material. The training starts with a warm up and body preparation with a particular focus of body’s extremities, in order to project them with awareness and efficiently in the space. I believe it is necessary to feed equally mind and body in order to establish a fluent and organic cooperative system; what is important is not only to obtain body’s flexibility but also mind’s, to achieve an integrated system and be faster to gain new skills. Mind and body will get the chance to work on coordination, stamina, development of kinetic awareness, speed, musicality, softness, precision and attention to details. Further on we will continue introducing more complicated movement vocabulary which will guides the group in a playground area to connect the sequences learned to energy, dynamics, satisfaction through our dancing and sharing with the group.

My personal research takes inspirations from elements of Dance Movement Therapy, theory of neuroplasticity and contemporary dance techniques I have met during my dance experience. EPlay Practice is questioning on the possibility to combine all this elements in a unique movement training for body and mind. Every hour spent in the dance studio becomes a chance to discover more about ourselves, our potentialities and our limits in a direct and respectful comparison with the other.

Trailer

- (m)
Kreuzberg 4

Vinyasa-Yoga

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Vinyasa Yoga is a juicy blend of flowing yoga asanas, sychronizing breath and movement. This form of Hatha-Yoga culivates strength and flexibility. It aligns the body and is a lively dance of awakening, supported by mindfulness meditation. You will feel safe, because the focus is on alignment. You will get sweaty because the focus is on Vinyasa. And you will develop stability, clarity and openness because the focus is on mindfulness.

- (a)
Kreuzberg 3

Yoga Ballet

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In these lessons we explore our own body center. Yoga-Asanas help to gain stability and to build strength out of your own body axis. Approaching classical ballet we work "from inside outwards", without using the bar but conscious use of breath to the inner space of the room. This method is appropriate for everybody and all level of experience.

- (basic)
Kreuzberg 2

Contemporary Dance - Axis Syllabus

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This weekly evening class offers an inquiry into the Axis Syllabus for all bodies and all levels of experience, both beginners and professionals are welcome! Using the Axis Syllabus as a reference system and tool for sincere inquiry, this class commits to research, to explore and to reflect movement patterns and creates various ways to experience and practice it. The research, which is based on biomechanics, anatomy and physics, will lead us to understand and to appreciate our bodies limitations as well as potentials! Through choreographic material, as well as through improvisation, CI, partnering and bodywork participants learn to dive into the complex human body orchestration: Let's encourage the dialogue of our body to apply these findings in mixed contemporary dance arts!

new
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Kreuzberg 1

Contact Improvisation

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Gravity, movement dynamics, body contact and trust had been the main elements in the late 60s in the USA from which contactimprovisation was developed. The class will focus on these elements by using, exploring and playing with them. We will practise the basics of contact such as giving and taking weight, playing and risking balance as well as working on orientation in the space. Body awareness and body memory help us to deepen the work. During each class we will find the space for improvisation by free and dynamic play, by changing our partners, by taking on different roles in order to allow new movement vocabulary to arise.

- (m)
Kreuzberg 3

Contemporary

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The "Conscious Body" teaches the dancer to work continuously and precisely with his body. It enlivens the body and works on re-organising different movement patterns in order to reallocate, integrate and strengthen the learnt material as well as activating the full body awareness. Through intensive floor work unnecessary power can be reduced and movement sequences achieve logical consequence. The training empowers the dancer to move in an efficient way and to work consequently, concentrated and continuously with his body. The "Conscious Body" gives room to develop deep familiarity with highly personalized movements as well as to concentrate on her or himself.

- (a)
Kreuzberg 1

Instant Composition

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Instant composition is a practice of composing in real time and, a tool to develop fluidity in the decision making process while improvising. In this class we look at how attending to a multitude of perceptional layers simultanously can feed new movement qualities and situatons in improvisation. How to process internal and external impulses, when to receive, inhibit or propose impulses, how to find stillness and when to shift the point of attention. A physical warm up and the activation of our sense perception will lead into a set of improvisational structures and compositional games, through which we collectively inhabit and compose on space and time.

new
- (open)
Kreuzberg 2
from 20:00

Ballet

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The beginners class focusses on introducing the basic principles of classical ballet. The course starts with clear and simple barre excersises followed by more complexe phrases through the space in which the dynamic and coordination of the body will be trained.

The intermediate advanced class introduces a complex classical barre. The course focusses on the correct accomplishment of the movement, the coordination and its improvement. Followed by longer sequences through the space where the dynamic, the spacial coordination as well as the condition, the movement flow and the stability of the body will be trained.

- (f)
Kreuzberg 1

Contemporary Jazz

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Studying three different techniques, ballet, contemporary and jazz, Sabrina Marwa acquainted herself with the many styles of jazz from the fast, staccato west coast style to the fluid flow of lyrical jazz. Hence her class is an exciting mix of different styles and techniques. Through the use of exercises the class is built up, in an easy way, to an end of class dance combination, in which all the techniques learnt are brought together.

- (a)
Kreuzberg 2

Contemporary

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EPlay Practice is structured in two main directions: technique and work on choreographic material. The training starts with a warm up and body preparation with a particular focus of body’s extremities, in order to project them with awareness and efficiently in the space. I believe it is necessary to feed equally mind and body in order to establish a fluent and organic cooperative system; what is important is not only to obtain body’s flexibility but also mind’s, to achieve an integrated system and be faster to gain new skills. Mind and body will get the chance to work on coordination, stamina, development of kinetic awareness, speed, musicality, softness, precision and attention to details. Further on we will continue introducing more complicated movement vocabulary which will guides the group in a playground area to connect the sequences learned to energy, dynamics, satisfaction through our dancing and sharing with the group.

My personal research takes inspirations from elements of Dance Movement Therapy, theory of neuroplasticity and contemporary dance techniques I have met during my dance experience. EPlay Practice is questioning on the possibility to combine all this elements in a unique movement training for body and mind. Every hour spent in the dance studio becomes a chance to discover more about ourselves, our potentialities and our limits in a direct and respectful comparison with the other.

Trailer

- (m/f)
Kreuzberg 4

Embodied Research

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This improvisation-based class will explore a range of qualities, sensations, perceptions, imaginations, and states of being leading to a heightened engagement with your physicality. We will research the relationship between metaphors, bodily textures, rhythm, effort, somatic attention, clarity of intentionality, forms of feelings, and their physical differentiation within movements. Our mutual exchange is inspired by our experience with Gaga, as by other somatic practices, and by philosophies of movement, as by everyday life experiences. We will use a variety of somatic tools to guide us through this exploration and to combine them with other movement techniques. The practice is highly physical, engaging your full body, mind, and spirit.

- (open)
Kreuzberg 3

Dynamic Improvisation

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This class´s goal is to foster the power of expression of dance. Calm body excercises from Bartenieff train the deep energetic and boney connections inside the body and build the base for a light and dynamic dance. We experiment with the concepts of space of Laban, working with the permeability in connection of inner and outer spaces in the dance, the choice of impulses and a crackling-living presence in the room.
The following two semesters can lead to a performance.

- (open)
Kreuzberg 3

Contemporary ballet

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A ballet class with a contemporary slant, my experiences as a modern dancer and vinyasa yoga trainer inform my teaching. I put a focus on working with the breath, on mental flexibility and on body awareness. The aim is to help you more readily come in contact with your own fluidity of movement and to expand the possibilities available to you so that you can move through inner and outer space more easily. Musicality, creativity and a lightness in exploring individuals' complex physical capabilities will support our endeavours in this class.

- (f)
Kreuzberg 1

Body Percussion

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In this class we are going to explore the possibilities of rhythm and music making with our bodies. Tuning in together with rhythmical games will help us open up for developing our improvisation and composition skills. Playful music making and active listening will improve our body's musicality and create moments of groove and flow in the group.

new
- (open)
Kreuzberg 2

Nuts & Bolts – Contact Improvisation/Technik

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In this class we will investigate Contact Improvisation technique to explore our partnership and practice of partnering with the floor, the space and the other dancer. Using compositional and skill-building exercises, we will delve into the art of weight bearing and transferring, rolling and sliding point of contact that will organically take us onto lifts. We will develop attentive communication between two bodies, readiness and ease of movement in order to embrace risk taking while staying safe. This will allow us to freely explore a varied range of movement dynamics.  I will be sharing my discoveries, what my body and my practice have taught me; while leaving plenty of space for exploring, dancing and being playful.

- (a/m)
Kreuzberg 4

Contemporary Jazz

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Studying three different techniques, ballet, contemporary and jazz, Sabrina Marwa acquainted herself with the many styles of jazz from the fast, staccato west coast style to the fluid flow of lyrical jazz. Hence her class is an exciting mix of different styles and techniques. Through the use of exercises the class is built up, in an easy way, to an end of class dance combination, in which all the techniques learnt are brought together.

- (m)
Kreuzberg 1

Continuously into Movement

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An improvisation class where we aim to keep moving for one and a half hour without stopping. In this class, we start moving in the space, mobilizing every body part and leading the body into action. We activate the movements from the center and we improvise, sharing our energy, within the space, from and back to out totality. The body will find new places to arrive and learn to understand its own aliveness inside different dynamics, continues tasks, pauses and composition changes. The purpose is for the participants to understand the meaning of conscious and unconscious dance, to believe in it, to trust different movement possibilities and unlock their imagination non stop. Inside the flow of the class, we challenge our own existence, share and demand inspiration from what is around us, inside us, in and out of our imagination and make it appear through our physicality. We train the body to talk and represent what it is and how it feels, expressing its own dramaturgy and being alive inside the stories which can be told though dancing.

- (*)
Kreuzberg 3

Yin Yoga

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The yin practice is a simple, slow and quite practice that enables us to go deeper into every Asana and deeper into the more meditative aspects of yoga. Asanas are held for longer period of time and are practised simply by letting go and by creating the space and the conditions for the body to passively open up. The Yin practice is based on the Chinese Philosophy and anatomical understandings of the Meridians, the energetic pathways in the body.

- (open)
Kreuzberg 3

Contemporary ballet

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A ballet class with a contemporary slant, my experiences as a modern dancer and vinyasa yoga trainer inform my teaching. I put a focus on working with the breath, on mental flexibility and on body awareness. The aim is to help you more readily come in contact with your own fluidity of movement and to expand the possibilities available to you so that you can move through inner and outer space more easily. Musicality, creativity and a lightness in exploring individuals' complex physical capabilities will support our endeavours in this class.

new
- (m)
Kreuzberg 1

Embodied Research

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This improvisation-based class will explore a range of qualities, sensations, perceptions, imaginations, and states of being leading to a heightened engagement with your physicality. We will research the relationship between metaphors, bodily textures, rhythm, effort, somatic attention, clarity of intentionality, forms of feelings, and their physical differentiation within movements. Our mutual exchange is inspired by our experience with Gaga, as by other somatic practices, and by philosophies of movement, as by everyday life experiences. We will use a variety of somatic tools to guide us through this exploration and to combine them with other movement techniques. The practice is highly physical, engaging your full body, mind, and spirit.

new
- (open)
Kreuzberg 4
(basic)
Basic
(open)
open
(a)
Beginners
(m)
Intermediate
(f)
Advanced
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with movement expierence
(!)
with Live percussion
(k)
Registration directly with the teacher (see classes for kids)
Wedding
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
from 18:00

Contemporary

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We will deal with aloneness and togetherness. How can we slide between our inner worlds and outer worlds? Tapping into all available anatomical and imagined anchors, we will dance hard dances, and soft dances. Alone, in partners and as a group. The connection//distance between us will fuel the work that we do. We will ask big and small questions regarding boundaries, limits, expectations, choice-making, togetherness, autonomy, and surprises. We will practice being aware of what is happening, forgetting to do that, and then remembering again. Principles from the dance freak lineage, digital attention spans and kinesthetic whatever will guide our time together. Some things that may happen: hand-clapping for morale, personal dances, hypnotism, power stances, rhythmic breathing, crowd-surfing, free flailing, craniosacral rhythm sailing, cell-shaking, peripheral vision training, dark holes of worry, vibrant shining inner lights and laughing. Bring all of the vigour and tenderness you need to be able to work.

starts 19.2.
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Wedding 3

Bewegen & Entspannen

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Stamina, strengenthing and lenghtening, as well as coordination and release are elements that bring dancers and non-dancers in motion. This class is favored by older people or people whose movemts are constraint but also open for everybody who enjoys movement.

- (basic)
Wedding 3

Contemporary

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We will deal with aloneness and togetherness. How can we slide between our inner worlds and outer worlds? Tapping into all available anatomical and imagined anchors, we will dance hard dances, and soft dances. Alone, in partners and as a group. The connection//distance between us will fuel the work that we do. We will ask big and small questions regarding boundaries, limits, expectations, choice-making, togetherness, autonomy, and surprises. We will practice being aware of what is happening, forgetting to do that, and then remembering again. Principles from the dance freak lineage, digital attention spans and kinesthetic whatever will guide our time together. Some things that may happen: hand-clapping for morale, personal dances, hypnotism, power stances, rhythmic breathing, crowd-surfing, free flailing, craniosacral rhythm sailing, cell-shaking, peripheral vision training, dark holes of worry, vibrant shining inner lights and laughing. Bring all of the vigour and tenderness you need to be able to work.

starts 19.2.
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Wedding 3

Contemporary

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The class is suitable for beginners as well as intermediate dancers, who have the goal to practice contemporary dance. The basic technical principals such as transfer of weight, the body’s alignment in space and gravity will be trained and deepened. An organic and fluent movement sequence will emerge through simple relaxation and breathing exercises. The energy, the breathe and gravity will lead to a latitude of movement.

- (a)
Wedding 3
from 19:00

Modern Dance

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In this class the learning body, its alignment and permeability is the main focus. We work with elements from anatomically correct ballet with music from all around the world. We start the class with slow exercises on the floor or while standing that connect breathing and movement to get more awareness. Followed by longer exercises that become sequences which are dynamic and give you also a perception of space without being overwhelming to anyone.

For me, technique is a usefull tool for exploring and shaping the own body. The class is meant for beginners as the cautious structure gives room for individual needs. Therefore, this class is also popular for older people or people whose movemts are constraint.

- (a)
Wedding 3

Dancing Choreography

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In this class we will work with contemporary choreographies, which means that over a certain period of time the participants will rehearse a choreography and together with the course instructor compose choreographies inside a certain frame. A research of questions like: how can I start my own choreography or how does a choreography develop, will take place. We will practice how to present a dance in front of an audience and it will be possible to get individual feedback. Another possibility is to show the choreographies at an Tanzfabrik event, if the participants wishes to do so. It is important that the participants warm up on their own before the class or participate at the contemporary class before, so they are ready to dance choreographies straight away. The class ends with a cool down with intensive stretching and relaxation exercises.

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Wedding 3
from 20:00
(basic)
Basic
(a)
Beginners
(m)
Intermediate
(*)
with movement expierence
(!)
with Live percussion